Proforce Training Department

The NTC provides training to DOE and contractor Protective Force personnel who are involved in protecting DOE's vital national assets. Courses offered range from introductory to instructor-level. PFTD training at the NTC is conducted at the NTC Live Fire Range (LFR), at the Integrated Safety and Security Training and Evaluation Complex (ISSTEC), and via distance learning. Using mobile training teams (MTTs), the PFTD is also capable of conducting training at most field locations across the complex.

Protective Force training is supported by a variety of useful supplemental documents, including the DOE Target Folder Format, Firearms Modification List, Firearms Qualification Courses of Fire, Range Design Criteria, and Use of Bullet Traps and Steel Targets. The most frequently used documents are available here:

The PFTD’s armory also supports DOE Protective Forces with the operation of a full-service armory staffed with gunsmiths and armorers who certify/recertify the Department’s armorers, conduct machining operations, perform approved engagement simulation system (ESS) modifications, and maintain the DOE Authorized Firearms Modifications.

Course Catalog - Protective Force Training

Delivery Method(s):  
LFR-100, Armorer Certification I
LFR-101, Armorer Certification II
LFR-104, Armorer Recertification
LFR-105, Armorer Certification Specialty Course
PFT-106DE, Firearms Safety
PFT-110, Basic Security Officer Training
  • Attention:
    Before enrolling in a course, please verify you have completed the prerequisites listed in the course description. If you are directed to the wait list, please proceed with the registration process or contact the NTC Registration Department.
  • Upcoming Classes:
    0 scheduled
  • Delivery Method:
    Instructor Led Course
  • Length in Hours:
  • Description:
    This introductory site delivered course provides standardized training for new security officers entering the DOE protective force community. Using scenario-based training methods, it addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a security officer. MEDICAL RELEASE: Site medical clearance forms MUST be on file with the NTC prior to attendance. DOE personnel must meet fitness standards as mandated in 10 CFR 1046. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Students must bring seasonal uniforms and seasonally-appropriate physical training gear. Mat/wrestling-type shoes are recommended. NOTE: Dependent upon class size, some training days may run longer than stated in course schedule.
  • Audience:
    DOE and DOE-contractor protective force personnel who are responsible for the safeguards and security of a DOE facility.
  • Goals & Objectives:
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will have: 1) Performed all order-required limited scope performance tests to a minimum passing score of 100%. 2) Demonstrated the core skills necessary to function within the DOE and contractor protective force environment.
  • Prerequisites:
    TRF-100D, Introduction to Protective Force
PFT-215, Basic Security Police Officer Training
PFT-215, Basic Security Police Officer Training - HQ
PFT-320, Precision Rifle/Forward Observer Training
PFT-320A, Fieldcraft
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Course Schedule - Protective Force Training

Start DateEnd DateCourse NameCourse #Additional InfoLocationMaxMinWLConf
08-03-202008-03-202009-04-202009-04-2020Tactical Response Force IITRF-200SP- Restricted to PantexPantex Site Office124010
08-10-202008-10-202009-10-202009-10-2020Tactical Response Force IITRF-200SP- Restricted to siteIdaho Falls10700
08-10-202008-10-202010-02-202010-02-2020Basic Security Police Officer TrainingPFT-215SP-Restricted to siteLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)12605
09-14-202009-14-202011-06-202011-06-2020Tactical Response Force ITRF-10012 slots for LANL Robert Archuleta 3 slots for SNLCA Jacqueline Vargas 9 slots for William Curran SPRClass is full2 on waitlist- 2 for WIPP Lt. HeineNTC LIVE FIRE RANGE24705
10-10-202010-10-202012-10-202012-10-2020Tactical Response Force ITRF-100SP- Restricted to siteIdaho Falls10700
10-18-202010-18-202010-29-202010-29-2020Armorer Certification ILFR-1001 slot reserved for Jennifer Bathe NNSSNTC-LFR ARMORY CLASSROOM15606
10-19-202010-19-202012-11-202012-11-2020Tactical Response Force ITRF-100SP-Restricted to siteY-12-CTF16600
11-02-202011-02-202011-13-202011-13-2020Armorer Certification IILFR-1011 slot reserved for Jennifer Bathe NNSSNTC-LFR ARMORY CLASSROOM15604
11-02-202011-02-202011-13-202011-13-2020Firearms Instructor CertificationPFT-4011 slot reserved for PGDP Natalie Dahlberg 2 slots for CNS Christian Bridges Class is full 2 on the waitlistNTC-LIVE FIRE RANGE196017
11-16-202011-16-202011-20-202011-20-2020Advanced Weapons Systems Instructor CertificationPFT-4023 slots for LANL Robert Archuleta 2 slots for NV-NNSS Jennifer Bathe 3 slots for CNS Christian Bridges3 slots availableNTC LIVE FIRE RANGE181009
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